Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Garngamen knitted 16 pairs of SOCKS 2008!

Hi all - This is my 16 pairs of socks I knitted during 2008. I thought it would be fun to share my contribution to Socks from Stash! Looking back - it has been a fun sock-year, dont you agree? Im pleased anyhow! So some "judgements" on this lot.
1. Prettiest yarn - Noro Kureyon Sock yarn in the Socks Oak Leaf Sock and Slippery Socks.
2. Softest yarn: South West Trading Bamboo: In Pomatomus and Vortical.
3. Fastest fun sock - Vortical
4. Most surprising fit and simple pattern- Sideways socks from Drops/Garnstudio (in yarn Nickerjac) it really works.
5. and really fun lace is Clover socks and Seduction socks (and false cable).
Happy New Sock year 2009 to you too! From Garngamen in Sweden!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Oh yeah, I finished these.

I finished these at the beginning of December. Just forgot to post about them here. We've been pretty stressed out at my house of late.

Opal 1292 Socks

Pattern: My basic top-down 2-circular needle sock pattern with the following stitch pattern for the leg and instep:

Rnd 1: K2, P2.
Rnd 2: Knit.

Yarn: Opal Petticoat sock yarn, 2/24 acrylic for reinforcement thread.

Color: #1292. Reinforcement thread is pastel mint green.

Needles: Size 2 Addi Turbo Lace Circular.

Cast On: November 12, 2008
Completed: December 1, 2008

Comments: I can't seem to get enough of garter rib patterns. They look so good with the self striping yarns. I made these socks just a little wider and longer to accommodate my slightly larger left limb and they fit really good.

Linda Jo

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